Journal of Archives in Military Medicine

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Effects of Agility Training on Soldiers in a Warrior Transition Battalion: A Proof of Concept Study

Kathleen Carter 1 , Chelsey Erbaugh Franz 2 , Megan Saprano 1 , Dylan Shepard 1 and Ann Swank 1 , *
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1 Health and Sport Sciences Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2 Exercise Sciences Department, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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  • Journal of Archives in Military Medicine: August 01, 2016, 4 (3); e39480
  • Published Online: August 30, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: June 2, 2016
  • Accepted: August 1, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/jamm.39480

To Cite: Carter K, Erbaugh Franz C, Saprano M, Shepard D, Swank A. Effects of Agility Training on Soldiers in a Warrior Transition Battalion: A Proof of Concept Study, J Arch Mil Med. 2016 ; 4(3):e39480. doi: 10.5812/jamm.39480.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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